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CNN
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
us. emily, thank you. besides the fiscal cliff, washington is a buzz. we talk about gun control. there's one big roadblock to getting a new law, national rifle association. the nra has one of the most powerful lobbies in washington and yesterday they set a defiant tone. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invest in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away or from a minute away? >> the nra has a plan and that plan is to put armed guards in every school and they've called on congress to make it happen. they've even started their own initiative to promote it. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti joins us from new york. not quite what some people had hoped to hear from nra. we were all awaiting this big statement and that's what we got. >> good morning, randi. a lot of people had hoped in the wake of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school, the nra would offer some concessions an
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 10:00am PST
avoid this fiscal cliff. >> from your lips to god's ears, mohamed, thanks very much. coming up, as long as congress doesn't trip us up, we are on the way to an economic renaissance in this country. i'll explain. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> we are on the road to an economic renaissance. think about the united states economy like a runner along this road. full economic recovery and prosperity is the destination. the economy right now warming up with a nice jog, getting ready to break into a full sprint. gross domestic product, the broadest measure for the economy, grew by an annual rate of 3.1% over the summer. that's more than double the rate of the previous quarter. spending by americans was the single biggest factor in that growth. and more americans are spending their m
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 3:00am PST
fiscal cliff implications. >> that's why we're paying such close attention to it. thank you very much for the update this morning. >>> it took a week, but the nra finally responded to the massacre in newtown, connecticut. they promised a, quote, meaningful contribution to stop similar attacks. protesters interrupted the statement twice. what's the plan for the nra? armed guards in schools. why? listen. >> politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones. they issue press releases bragging about them. they post signs advertising them. and in doing so, they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> now, i want to show you some of the reactions to the nra's message. michael bloomberg has been critical of the president and congress for not tackling this subject earlier. so what did he say about the nra's plea? quote, a shameful evasion of the crisis facing our country. >>> connecticut congressman chris murphy represents newtown. and here's his tweet after that nra speech. quote, walking out of another funeral and was h
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
countdown, ten days left for the white house and congress to reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff where millions of americans will be paying the price in their paychecks. but congress is now on holiday recess. and president obama is in hawaii. let's go straight to cnn's emily schmidt in washington. good morning. so before he left the capitoal, he laid out this three-point plan to washington. >> before he left to hawaii, he left for a gift for lawmakers to ponder in washington. here are the three main points he's saying. he wants to make sure there's a law passed that ensures 98% of americans know their taxes are not going to go up in just under two weeks. he also wants to make sure that 2 million americans who would otherwise lose their unemployment benefits if we went over the fiscal cliff would be able to keep those benefits. and finally he says, look, we can take a look at the longer term proposals, the larger reform at a later point. just lay the ground work at this point. we also know before the president left, he talked by phone with house speaker john boehner. he met in per
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 2:00pm PST
. and aside from the fiscal cliff, the battle in washington could hit you, the price of milk, higher. we'll explain.
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 11:00am PST
very much. >> sure. >>> there's a 12 days of christmas but we're just ten days to the fiscal cliff. could these two men end up being the grinches that steal christmas? we'll talk live to republican congressmen about what's stopping the president and the house speaker from reaching a deal. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >>> we're just ten days away from the country going over the so-called fiscal cliff, automatic tax increases on nearly every american and huge spending cuts to defense and social programs are set to take effect the 1st of january unless the president and congress reach a new budget deal. but most lawmakers have deserted the capital to be home for christmas leaving america teetering on the brink. one of those enjoying christmas back if california is republican congressman tom mcclintock joining us from sacramento, california. you are a tea partier. yo
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
that without it would take americans over the fiscal cliff? that's something we don't yet know. certainly we know that each of these parties' caucuses will be trying to figure out that question as the clock gets closer to december 31. >> thank you very much. >>> holiday travelers should use some extra caution today with a blizzard warning in effect in west virginia and maryland. take a look here. this was the scene in cleveland, ohio, as the storm raced through yesterday. more than 90 million people on the move this holiday, a major winter storm has been making highways treacherous across the midwest. now the day before, the blizzard left nine inches of snow in places like omaha, nebraska, and more than a foot in some areas farther north. victor blackwell is braving the cold this morning at a toll booth near cleveland. victor, it was pretty dicey there yesterday. how are things looking at that toll booth now, how do the highways look? >> reporter: oh, comfy cozy, nice and warm here with a windchill of 19 degrees. things are fine at the toll booth. roads are looking great in the midwest, the great lakes states, we're actually getting good news about the roads. not too many problems. you know, 93 million or more people will trave
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 9:00am PST
, thank you very much. >>> if the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff, how are america's business leaders going to react? and if they could force the politicians into a deal, what would it include? >>> and later, some legal advice on how previous supreme court decisions might impact new gun laws now under consideration. [ nyquil bottle ] hey tylenol, you know we're kinda like twins. [ tylenol bottle ] we are? yeah we both relieve coughs, sneezing, aches, fevers. and i relieve nasal congestion. overachiever. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. >>> one thing business owners hate more than just about anything is uncertainty. and if politicians in washington have done anything, it's create the ultimate climate of uncertainty regarding the fiscal cliff. todd mccracken is president of the national small business association. he joins me from washington, d.c. todd, if no deal is reached by the end of the year, a lot of people predict spending will slow down. how will business owners react? >> well, i think they're
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